Homeless patients receive fewer treatments and experience higher readmission rates when hospitalized for a heart attack than other patients, according to new findings published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
Efforts to limit the spread of the new coronavirus have made all of us extra cautious about germs and familiar with the concept of social distancing—but that doesn’t mean all exercise has to be put on hold.
Heart patients who follow all guideline-recommended medical advice after an MI are far more likely than their peers to survive for years after a heart attack, researchers reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association this month.
A secondary analysis of the AUGUSTUS trial confirms earlier findings that treating heart patients with the anticoagulant apixaban results in less major bleeding, hospitalization and death than warfarin, a standard-of-care blood thinner.
The editors of the Journal of the American Heart Association have retracted a study that linked some-day and everyday e-cigarette use to an increased risk of having had a heart attack. The same study alleged the effect of e-cigarettes was comparable to those of conventional cigarettes.
Women who have suffered domestic abuse are 31% more likely to develop heart disease and 51% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than women who haven’t been abused, a study out of the U.K. has found.